This time of year always makes me want to drink smoothies. There's something about the weather that just makes them so refreshing. And this 3-ingredient Pineapple Coconut Smoothie is one of my favorites! It's perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Plus, it's dairy-free and vegan-friendly, so everyone can enjoy it!
It is not summer yet, but the first long days have arrived, and the Sun is shining; the time for the first Piña colada of the year has come.
🤔 Why you will love it?
I love that this smoothie is easy to make and doesn't require any special ingredients. All you need is pineapple, coconut milk, and ice cubes (add your preferred sweetener for extra sweetness).
Simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth and enjoy! This smoothie is sweet, creamy, and SO delicious. I hope you'll give it a try! 🙂
This is how it works. We will also show you how to make it a full-fledged boozy cocktail.
If you are into tropical flavors, you will surely like this watermelon and passion fruit juice, which can also be turned into a delicious smoothie, by simply adding ice.
Try also our Superfood Green Detox Smoothie, also on this site, to complement your weekly breakfast meal plan.
So, what are the ingredients of a Traditional Piña Colada?
Piña Colada is typically made from heavy coconut cream, pineapple juice, Puerto Rican white rum, and ice.
For this Pineapple Coconut Smoothie, also known as Virgin Piña Colada or Virgin Colada, we use:
- pineapple chunks to keep all its fiber
- thick coconut milk
- Ice cubes
Some agave syrup or maple syrup as a sweetener.
Choose Coconut milk
For a healthy pineapple coconut smoothie, go for light or reduced-fat coconut milk.
If you feel like having something more decadent or a cocktail, go for the full-fat coconut milk, or coconut milk.
After peeling your pineapple, freeze your fresh chunks of raw pineapple in the freezer overnight. You can do the same with drained canned pineapple.
Top tip: save your pineapple peels to make delicious pineapple water, it is a refreshing, delicious, and zero-calorie drink that you are bound to love.
Frozen, store-bought pineapple also works.
If using fresh and raw pineapple or pineapple juice, simply add more ice cubes to the blender.
Measure your ingredients. If using light coconut milk, you can double the quantity or add coconut flakes or shredded coconut to make the coconut flavor stand out clearly.
Add all the frozen chunks, coconut milk, agave syrup, and one cup of ice cubes to a blender and blend at high-speed for 40 seconds, or simply use the smoothie mode in your blender.
We need to blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. We love this Professional Blender which has a very accessible price, is super effective in crushing everything, and has a large volume capacity. We also use it to make our Almond Milk.
The result is a delicious and creamy pineapple smoothie, which reminds me of the traditional arroz con piña (horchata).
Boozy Piña Colada
You just need to add the rum 1 oz for a soft one and 2 oz for a strong one.
Add a banana for extra natural sweetness, creaminess, and fiber. I often add bananas when making a post-workout smoothie.
Protein Post Workout Drink
If you want to make it an even more healthy pineapple smoothie, switch for light coconut milk and add a scoop of clean protein powder (affiliate link). You can use either plain flavored or vanilla-flavored, or even hemp seeds.
If you want to know more about the history of piña colada, visit this article.
Store the smoothie in an air-tight glass container or mason jar.
🍍 Health benefits of eating pineapple
This delicious one-of-a-kind fruit is a delicious and healthy addition to any diet as scientific evidence suggests.
Well, I doubt you are not really into Pineapple, but I am sure you will want to have more after learning about its benefits.
This tropical marvel of fresh Pineapple is that it contains immune-boosting vitamin C. It is also an excellent hydration powerhouse and provides natural sugars, thus providing a great energy source.
One cup serving of pineapples has several B Vitamins than most fruits, boosts immunity, aid digestion, facilitates tissue growth, protects against heart disease, improves sex drive, helps with wound healing, reduces inflammation, raises testosterone levels, and easily satisfies your sweet tooth, regulates blood sugar level, and help to fight against chronic diseases and high blood pressure.
Pineapple is an excellent source of magnesium and potassium, both nutrients beneficial to sexual health. In addition, it helps to sustain stamina and aids in weight loss. See our Pineapple Cucumber Juice and smoothie for weight loss recipes to learn more.
To make the best of the health benefits of eating pineapples, it would make sense to have them as part of a healthy diet.
Pineapple benefits for women
Pineapple for women is particularly advantageous because it is high in Vitamin C. This magnificent antioxidant plays a significant role in supporting healthy bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Additionally, Pineapple provides copper and several Complex B vitamins that are important to consume during pregnancy.
If you don’t have fresh Pineapple where you live, try adding frozen Pineapple to this delicious smoothie.
Pineapple benefits for men
The benefits of eating pineapple for a man are straightforward; pineapple is known as the “libido lifter” and has even been used to help with impotence.
In addition, this tangy fruit contains manganese, which supplements are often prescribed for improving sexual strength, especially among men as it elevates testosterone production and blood flow.
As the high levels of Vitamin C and thiamine, these tropical fruit contents promote hormones responsible for happiness and act as an energy booster.
These two factors that come together in this tropical fruit come to hand when things get warmer 🙂 – both of which come in handy in the bedroom.
Eating fresh pineapple is great for men’s sexual health but historically has also been noted as an aphrodisiac for both women and men.
🥥 Benefits of coconut
Coconut is a great energy source, noted for boosting endurance. It’s great for aiding digestion, and like carrots, it is loaded with carotene. It is also a great source of Vitamin E, Selenium, and fiber. For these reasons, it is excellent for combating high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart problems.
Coconut is also especially good for men’s health.
As pineapples, coconut is a good source of manganese, which, as explained before, plays an essential role in men’s sexual health. A lack of manganese in a man’s diet will diminish his reproductive system.
So, Yes to Pina Coladas! We think they will make everyone happy!
🥤 More Smoothie Recipes
If you don't have a good blender, we think it is an excellent investment; we use it at least twice a day, and it's really worth it. Try some of our favorite smoothies:
If you like smoothies with pineapple, this strawberry smoothie is for you, it has no bananas or yogurt and is super creamy.
⭐ If you try this recipe, let us know! 💬 Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag us @ourplantbasedworld on Instagram. Cheers!
3-ingredient Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
- 3 cups pineapple ripe, chopped and frozen
- ½ cup coconut milk canned or boxed
- 1 ½ cup ice
- Cut the pineapple into chunks.
- Add the liquid ingredients first. This will help facilitate the blender to liquify the solid or frozen ingredients faster.
- Blend. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender.
- Taste and adjust flavors if needed. Add more coconut milk for creaminess or pineapple to thicken or agave syrup (optional) for additional sweetness.
- Serve and enjoy frozen. Smoothie leftovers will keep in a covered mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, though best when fresh.
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